Author: Michelle Frances
Published by: Pan Macmillan on Jan. 1, 2020
Source: Publishers Group Canada
Book Rating: 8/10
Getting pregnant as a teenager was never part of Kate’s plan, but when it happens she’s determined to do right by her daughter, showing her the love she never had as a child.
Life as a single mother is hard, sometimes impossible, but it only brings Kate and Becky closer together. By the time Becky is making her own way in the world as a tenacious trainee journalist, Kate couldn’t be prouder.
But when the unthinkable happens, Kate’s life is changed forever. Desperately trying to understand, Kate stumbles across a story Becky was researching.
Is it possible that this cruel twist of fate wasn’t an accident?
The Daughter is a gripping, powerful story of a mother’s courage and devotion, by the number one bestselling author of The Girlfriend.
Gripping, propulsive, and chillingly informative!
The Daughter is an eerie, suspenseful thriller that takes us into the life of Kate, a middle-aged single mum who after the sudden death of her inquisitive daughter endeavours to seek justice and discover once and for all whether her daughter’s death was purely accidental or altogether something entirely more sinister.
The writing is sharp and intense. The characters are passionate, persistent, and consumed. And the plot told in alternating points-of-view is a pacey, dramatic tale of determination, courage, corruption, power, greed, suspicion, violence, reckless endangerment, and murder.
Overall, The Daughter is an engrossing, perilous, timely novel by Frances that reminds us of the unconditional, powerful love shared between a mother and her child and the sometimes ruthless lengths big business will go to keep turning a profit.
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Thank you to Publishers Group Canada for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.